Color Guard & Twirling
Color guard is the visual ensemble that performs with the marching band. We use a combination of flags, dance, rifles, sabres, and show-related props as well. Interested in joining? Fill out the marching band intent form on the Join Us! Page and our color guard director, Angel Robinson, will be in contact!
Color Guard questions can be sent to Joe Cernuto at email@example.com
Twirlers are the performers that twirl one or more batons alongside the marching band. Interested in joining? Fill out the marching band intent form on the Join Us! Page and our twirling instructor, Elaine Russell, will be in contact!
Twirling questions can be sent to Elaine Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I need experience to do color guard/twirling?
The color guard and twirling line have some requirements in certain sections. The flag line is open to beginners and experienced members. The rifle line, the sabre line, and the twirling line are open to experienced members only. Auditions for those areas take place in the summer. Stay tuned for audition information for next season!
What items do I need to buy for color guard/twirling?
Specific information will be given out at the beginning of each season. Generally, color guard members will be responsible for purchasing performance shoes (usually black), guard gloves (optional - usually nude), a personal flag bag and any necessary hair/make-up components. Twirlers will generally be responsible for purchasing performance shoes (usually nude), nude tights, and any necessary hair/make-up components.
Do I need to purchase/bring my own equipment?
Any piece of equipment can be signed out of our inventory, but you may spin your own weapons or batons if they are closely matching to school equipment. Rifles are 36" with a black bolt and black strap, and sabres are 39" with varying taping techniques (can differ season to season).
What do I need to bring to rehearsals?
All necessary equipment, lots of water, sunscreen, sneakers, drill, and electric tape (both black and white). You are also responsible for your own first-aid needs.
How do we communicate during the season?
During the summer, the main source of information goes to your Millersville email (obtained from your submission from the Join Us! Page). Once band camp arrives, our WhatsApp group becomes the main source of information during the season. Twirlers also have a separate group chat for easier communication. More information about these groups can be obtained after signing up.